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Vorobiev House in Moscow by Kerimov Architects

Project name:
Vorobiev House
Architecture firm:
Kerimov Architects
Moscow, Russia
Dmitry Chabanenko
Principal architect:
Shamsudin Kerimov
Design team:
Shamsudin Kerimov, Ekaterina Kudinova
Ekaterina Kudinova (Styling)
Built area:
200 m²
Design year:
Completion year:
Interior design:
Kerimov Architects
Environmental & MEP engineering:
Structural engineer:
brands used: Paola Castelli, Ochre, Bocci, Occhio. The general lighting concept is Kerimov Architects
Stone, wood, glass, marble
Tools used:
AutoCAD, Autodesk 3ds Max, Corona Renderer, SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop
Residential › Apartment

A lot of light and air: the interior of an apartment in the residential complex. The architectural bureau Kerimov Architects designed the interior of the 200 sq. m apartment in the residential complex “Vorobiev House” (Moscow). The clients are a young couple.

The natural materials and light colors, used in the project, visually enlarge and expand the initially large space.


The spacious multi-functional area includes a living room, dining area, and kitchen. The interior is organized by Minotti sofas, oriented to two sides: the linear sofa faces the dining area, and the L-shaped one frames the lounge area in front of the TV and fireplace. De Padova tables with slim round tops and linear bases look graphically on the background of a light gray sofa and Jan Kath rug. TheRimadesio TV cabinet and the Minotti sofa are co-scaled and height-equal, thanks to this design approach, the living room looks visually light and compositionally complete. The main accent in the living room is the wall made of an Italian natural marble panel and perforated veneer screen which specially created for this project by Kerimov Architects. The thin Paola Castelli floor lamp practically merges with the vertical drapery of curtains, bringing atmospheric light to the lounge area at night.

image © Dmitry Chabanenko

The dining area is formed by a Bonaldo table with an original base and De Padova chairs with a low backrest tapered to the armrests – these items have common features like laconic stable forms, thin lines, and common proportions. An airy and undulating Orche chandelier literally hovers above the table adding dynamism to the static dining group.

The highlight of the interior is the multifunctional Boffi kitchen. Convenient shelves, sections for storing kitchen utensils and accessories, and a compartment for built-in appliances are hidden behind the monolithic metal facade. The splash back is made of Black Cosmic marble. For ease of use, in the kitchen, there is a built-in backlight. When the kitchen is not in use, the facades are tightly closed –this allows not violating the integrity of the interior and minimizing visual noise.

The kitchen island also serves as a bar or a breakfast area. It surrounded by Maxalto bar stools.

image © Dmitry Chabanenko


For an airy, light, and graphic walk-in-closet the architects chose a spacious Porro wardrobe with mirrored doors, a weightless Ocher chandelier, a Galotti Radice vanity table with fine geometry and, in contrast, a voluminous fluffy Arflex armchair, and a carpet by Michaela Schleypen.


The master bedroom is designed in light colors. A characteristic feature of the interior is a relief alcantara panel created by Kerimov Architects with built-in top lighting, which plays beautifully on three-dimensional geometric planes while enlighted.

The Minotti bed with a comfortable fabric upholstered headboard is perfectly complemented by the Maxalto bench and the Porro bedside tables.

The lounge area in the bedroom is formed by two-tone Minotti armchairs with enveloping U-shaped backs and a geometric Baxter table on a round carpet by Michaela Schleypen. Above this group, there is the Bocci branched lamp with flower-like shades.

image © Dmitry Chabanenko


The master bathroom is adjacent to the master bedroom: the spaces are interruptedly connected by Rimadesio sliding glass doors. Like the bedroom, the bathroom is designed in light colors multiplying the natural light that enters the interior. The necessary privacy is provided by blackout curtains and a metal decorative screen, designed by the architects, that frames the bathtub by Antonio Lupi.

In the design of the master bathroom Salvatori natural stone and Antonio Lupo sinks made of natural marble are used.


The guest bedroom is designed in dark tones, in contrast to the master bedroom. The key feature of the interior is the wall panel behind the bed, created by the architects, with built-in perimeter lighting, which nicely reflects on the texture. On the sides of the panel, there are full-height mirrors with adding some visual effect. 

The Saba bed is distinguished by a two-part high headboard and thin legs, visually lightening the structure. Baxter bedside tables, as if made of rings, naturally continue in expressive sphere its shape in the lamps with a two-tone shade.

image © Dmitry Chabanenko


The guest bathroom is made in dark tones, creating a spectacular background for the glass shower cubicle, graphic pendant lights, and fittings in a warm golden hue. The brand of the bathroom furniture is Cielo.


The home office for two is designed in neutral light colors, accentuated by a carved Louis Vuitton leather partition. It is not only a decorative element but also functional – it adds privacy, allowing focusing on solving important tasks.

Another feature of the interior is a textured wall, pleasant to the touch – tactile sensations allow switching attention during moments of relaxation. Galotti Radice furniture and Occhio table lamps were chosen for the home office.


By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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